In the hospital.
The white blade sliced softly around the red apple, peeling the thin layer of apple skin in circles.
Zhou Yaya lay on the hospital bed, swathed in bandages like a mummy. She was laying stiff in terror, eyes locked in a wide stare at the person beside her, lips trembling in an effort to shout for a doctor. She couldn’t yell no matter how she tried.
Though she didn’t know it consciously, she was afraid of this person.
When the last of the apple skin was peeled off, it was thrown into the rubbish bin. Mu Rulan smiled and looked right at her, taking a bite of the apple. The taste was sweet and a little sour, just right, “Delicious.”
She looked at Zhou Yaya like she didn’t see the resentment in her eyes. “Do you want to eat too?”
Zhou Yaya glared at her viciously. She wanted to strangle Mu Rulan to death! No one knew how shocked she had been when she had woken up to find her lower body paralyzed. She had nearly gone insane!
Paraplegic? That meant she was a disabled person! What was worse was that the court was actually sending her to a juvenile detention center!
This was all because of Mu Rulan. If not for her, she wouldn’t be disabled! She had fallen to this state, and even had to go to that kind of place to suffer? Damn this Mu Rulan!
But she had no other choice. Hua Fang’s company had fallen, and she was keeping watch over an empty shell while trying to sell it at a high price, so it had been quite some time since she had come to visit her daughter. But even if she did manage to come, she couldn’t do anything but watch her daughter throw a tantrum. She couldn’t take Zhou Yaya and escape to become a criminal, right?
Munch, munch… Translated by The Novelst
Zhou Yaya looked at Mu Rulan, jealousy and resentment burning in her heart. “You… what… did you come here for…” Her voice was hoarse and ugly, like an old woman’s.
Mu Rulan was shocked. She stretched out a hand to lift Zhou Yaya’s chin, glancing at the layers of bandages wrapped around her throat. She spoke in amazement, “This is the first time I have ever seen someone accidentally cut her own neck with a fruit knife as she fell from a building.”
Zhou Yaya used a plaster-wrapped hand to smack the hand away from her neck. She glared at Mu Rulan with vigilance, “What do you want from me?!”
“Well… I just came to visit,” she said, taking another bite of her apple with a smile.
“By the way, the final exams are tomorrow. After that, the sophomores have two days to rest before departing on our school trip to Italy. It’s too bad that you can’t go, since you’ve been expelled.
“But even if you’re released later, it might be difficult for you to travel outside the country. Unless your mother manages to come back and your father is released from jail, of course,” she said softly, her gentle tone concealing her words sharp as the first frost, an arrow piercing straight into Zhou Yaya’s heart.
“What are you trying to tell me?” She grit her teeth in anger, her hoarse voice straining against her vocal chords.
Mu Rulan smiled deeply. “It seems like you had no idea what your future looked like. I just wanted to remind you.”
“Well, that’s so nice of you!” was Zhou Yaya’s vicious response.
What did she mean, her future? Certainly she wouldn’t become just an ordinary civilian, right? That had to be a joke. Her mother was the most successful entrepreneur in the country, so what if they lost a company? If she could start one company, she could start another.
Mu Rulan, this pathetic woman, was just trying to scare her. Did she want her to put aside her dignity to beg for forgiveness? In her dreams! The only things she didn’t regret in this lifetime were the things she had done to this woman!
“Tch, being related to you must be really exhausting, huh,” Mu Rulan said with a smile.
“Get lost!” Translated by The Novelst
“So rude. How can you say that to your senior, who has come just to visit you? Are your manners gone alongside your ability to use your legs?” Mu Rulan softly mocked.
Zhou Yaya was so angry she wished to kill Mu Rulan.
“Hehe… Then I’ll listen to you and leave first. I hope you have a fun journey. Just wait until you’re released and come to look for me ya. I’ll be waiting for you…” Mu Rulan purposefully let the sentence linger in the air, provoking and dangerous.
Zhou Yaya glared at her departing back, fists clenched. Damn it! Even if she didn’t say that, she would definitely go look for her when she was out of this damn place!
At the same time.
G City, TMT Universal Entertainment headquarters.
There were people outfitted in gorgeous clothes, couples holding onto their partner’s arms as they stepped on to the red carpet as they entered the venue. Many reporters waited at the scene, camera lights ready to pop.
All sorts of popular stars were gathered here, each with a confident smile to display their unique charm on screen.
Bai Suqing arrived with a pink dress and a matching diamond necklace. The clips on her hair were also made of diamond, most of them sponsored.
The moment her car stopped at the entrance, it riled up the fans surrounding the venue immediately. Several were screaming her name.
She was part of the main cast of a movie that was released just half a month ago during Christmas. The theme was campus romance, and Bai Suqing with her superb acting skills had succeeded in becoming popular. In just that short half month, she was already scheduled to shoot three commercial advertisements and her net worth was rising like a rocket.
Yet no one was surprised, because Bai Suqing was one of TMT’s artists. Although TMT had only been established for three years, under Dong Qi’s lead, it had managed to become one of the top ranking entertainment companies in the country.
There weren’t many artists signed to TMT, but as long as they worked under TMT’s name, they would definitely be able to become very popular.
Bai Suqing walked into the hall and smiled as she walked towards Yan Jin.
Proofread by: Hannah